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Best Places to Visit in Johor

Blog, Things To Do - GoroadTrip - October 30, 2018

Johor attraction

Johor Bahru is the second biggest city in Malaysia. It is situated at the southern tip of Malay Peninsula. Johor Bahru is famous for its nightclubs and shops, many of which are located along Jalan Wong Ah Fook, the main street of the central business district of the city.

Hakka Heritage Gallery:

The Hakkas are people with cultural roots in the continental provinces of Habukha. Long before eclectic and colorful fashion became fashionable, the interior of this Hakka apartment with antique typewriters, rattan furniture, and agricultural tools provides an exploration of Hakka’s traditional life.

Istana Bukit Serene:

You cannot miss Bukit Serene Istana on the Skudai highway. Official palace of Sultan Johor, this house is characterized by a strategic vision of Singapore, especially useful for the Japanese army during World War II. The palace is not open to the public, but to the gardens that surround it. The most characteristic is a crown-shaped arch, but the park also has large fountains, maintained gardens and light decoration (during the night). It is one of Johor attraction.

Kota Tingi:

It is also known as the “Firefly Valley recreational park” where you can see the sparks of nature on earth. You can take a small mangrove where the skylights shine and shine during the night. It is better to visit the new moon when the skylights will not be dimmed by the light of the moon.

Sri Rajakaliamman Temple:

The temple built in 1922 is the oldest Hindu temple in the city. It was completely rebuilt in the glass. It is located in the Indian Quarter, a few steps from the City Square shopping center.

Pulai Waterfall:

Do you like nature, water, and walking? If so, you will get your dose in the Pulai waterfall. If you leave the hill, it will take two hours to reach the base of the waterfall. This is not a Niagara waterfall, but the water is clean and shaded by thick tropical trees. You can swim here also if you bring your own bathing suit.

Johor Bahru City Square:

It is a favorite shopping center in Johor. Then there are many cheaper stores than in Singapore. Finally, there are other options, such as restaurants, cafes, massage rooms, activities for children

Legoland:

Johor attraction includes The LegoLand Malaysia theme park, the first in Asia, is located in Nusajaya, Johor. Built on 76 acres of land, it is the world’s sixth Lego-themed park.

LegoLand is built from more than 40 attractions, shows, and interactive attractions. In Miniland more than 30 million LEGO bricks have been used in creating the replica structure of Petronas Towers of Merlion, Taj Mahal, and others.

Johor Zoo:

At a cost of $ 0.50 per ticket, you can see sleeping tigers, monkeys and flamingos, swing and swim, and children will be delighted with the extensive pasture of happy grazing. Although the Johor Zoo is not a large zoo, here the animals are well nourished and live in healthy and spacious pens.

Puteri Harbor:

The long walk along the harbor of Puteri is the culmination of the pier here while guests enjoy the sea breeze, the rocking yachts and the view of the horizon. Restaurants and shops on the waterfront, Sanrio Hello Kitty World, and original works of art adorn the area without buying. Walking along the waterfront is a Johor attraction. It has an atmosphere similar to the Penang straits.

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Interesting Places to Visit on Your Next Getaway

Blog, Destinations - GoroadTrip - October 30, 2018

Every now and then visiting a place and experiencing a lifestyle that is the exact contradiction of what one would consider his or her day to day life, is essential in order to view life from a newer angle. Here are five seamless destinations for people looking to ‘get away’ from their usual life, hoping to experience something more.

India

The Badami caves in Karnataka echo the immense love the 6th and the 7th century AD ruling family, the Chalukayas, had for explorative architecture. These glorious caves are amongst the top tourist attractions in India and that says a lot because there are a lot of brilliant tourist spots in India. The caves date back to 6th century AD and are located at the entrance of a mystifying ravine. In total there are four caves – three of which have ancient Brahamanic Hindu temples and the other boasts a wonderful Jain temple. Carved with stylish images and sculptures of Hindu and Jain gods and thought leaders (Jain Thirthankaras), the Karnataka caves are ideal for experiencing a taste of ancient Indian lifestyle, traditions and culture.

Berlin

Germany’s capital city of Berlin is home to some of Europe’s most exciting historical spots. Be sure to research the Berlin Pass as it may help you save quite a bit of money if you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing. For people who aren’t exactly history buffs, there are loads of stunning lake beaches, in particular the Strandbad Grünau, which is a must visit exotic beach in East Berlin. The Mecklenburg Vorpommern and Prerow beaches on the Baltic coast also are great for serene and uplifting experiences for travellers looking to relish exceptional local food, sandy seashores, green forests and a chilly swim in the beaches while appreciating the splendid natural beauty on the Darss peninsula in the Baltic shoreline.

Italy

If unwinding on stunning coastlines and getting mystified in the world of ancient historical attractions is a tourist’s perfect idea of a getaway, staying in and exploring Italy is what they should be planning for. Get perplexed in the extravagant boulevards of Milan while spending the mid-afternoons discovering historic ruins of Sicily. For those who still aren’t convinced about Italy, a trip to the beach resorts in Vicenza and feasting on Italian delicacies is a proposition hard to turn down!

Morocco

Retreats in Morocco are a delight particularly for travellers who wish to discover the Middle Atlas Slope region by foot. Accessible without difficulty from Marrakech, the Berber communes and societies that tourists will come across on this path are extremely welcoming. Hire a private guide to help you discover the best parts of Morocco. In addition to the Middle Atlas Mountains, other must visit places in Morocco include the celebrated waterfalls of Cascades Ouzoud which are close to Marrakech.

Lisbon

Lisbon was presented with the award of the Best European Destination a couple of years ago and for good reason. The city is stunning and out of the ordinary – it is almost like Europe’s very own South America! Uncover the splendours and affluence of Lisbon, by visiting the extravagant fortresses of Sintra and the St George Castle. With fantastic food and drinks available on every street corner, tourists are most likely to find themselves lost in the spectacular backstreets of Alfama.

These places have an interesting history which deserves exploration!

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7 best things to do in Perlis

Blog, Things To Do - GoroadTrip - October 26, 2018

things to do in Perlis

Perlis is by far the smallest of the 13 states of Malaysia with an area of just 821 square kilometers and a population of around 250,000. It is also the northernmost state and is surrounded by Thai territory in the west, north, and east.

1. Kota Kayang Museum:

Kota Kayang Museum is also known as the National Museum of Perlis. It is located in a picturesque area surrounded by eight hills, a few kilometers from Kuala Perlis. Visiting the museum is among principal things to do in Perlis.

The Royal Gallery explains that Perlis was once ruled by the governor, but in 1843, the King of Thailand improved the governor’s status as king (Raja), a position that the Jamalullail family has occupied.

2. Wang Kelian:

The road to Wang Kelian is very picturesque, passes through the Perlis National Park and ascends the limestone mountain range of Nakawan. When the road reached its climax, there are twin hills 390 m tall from Bukit Chabang in the distance. There is nothing like Wang Kelian, but it is known for its Sunday market.

3. Gua Kelam:

Gua Kelam (Kelam Cave) is located about 33 km north of Kangar, the capital of Perlis, near a small town called Kaki Bukit (Foot Hill). Exploring the cave system is a must do among things to do in Perlis.

It is a unique cave because it is a limestone cave with a length of 370 m, known for its “cave walk”. This is one of the favorite caves for adventurers. The only access road is a wooden suspension bridge with a width of 8 feet.

4. Perlis State Park:

Perlis Park is located on the western boundary of Perlis, on the border with Thailand. It is located in the longest and continuous limestone hills of Malaysia, with a length of 36 km and called Nakawan mountain range. The park includes two forest reserves, the Mata Ayer forest reserve and the Wang Mu forest reserve with a total area of 5,000 hectares.

The park is surrounded by a beautiful lush forest, cliffs and a wide network of caves. Currently, it is believed to house more than 600 species of flora, 70 species of mammals, 200 species of birds and 35 species of reptiles. Visiting the park is one of the main things to do in Perlis.

5. Arau:

The royal city of Arau is a railway station before reaching the Thai border. The main places are the palace, Istana Arau and the Royal Mosque. The Royal Palace of Istana is a mixture of colonial architectural styles and pseudo-portraitists.

6. Tasik Melati:

Tasik Melati is a small and picturesque lake located on a partially swampy plain about 8 km north of Kangar. The lake was created as a tourist attraction with elevated sidewalks and seating for guests who can sit and enjoy the view.

7. Kuala Perlis:

Kuala Perlis is the second largest city in the state of Perlis located at the mouth of the Perlis River. Near the ferry terminal, there are several modern restaurants and cheap hotels. The oldest part of the city is built on stilts over what used to be mangroves. Kuala Perlis is famous for its seafood restaurants that offer popular dishes such as Ikan Bakar and Assam Laksa.

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Most Amazing Places to Explore in Dubai at Night

Blog, UAE - GoroadTrip - October 22, 2018

Dubai tourist attractions

Dubai has emerged from the sand in a few years and is now one of the largest cities in the United Arab Emirates. It is a big city with many attractions to discover and must-see places to visit on the shores of the Persian Gulf. Dubai does not have many bars and has no nightclubs.

Here’s a glimpse of Dubai tourist attractions, during the evening.

• Ski Dubai

Not the first city that comes to mind as a ski destination, Dubai offers a break from the heat and dust of the desert with the first indoor ski center in the Middle East. If you want to see the desert and go skiing do not miss Ski Dubai, a huge ski slope located in the Mall of the Emirates on the marina side, at the end of the city, near the Burj Al Arab. It’s a bit of a shock to move from desert heat to sub-zero temperatures. Ski instructors can help you, or you can try yourself.

There is even a café-bar in the middle of the track, as in the mountains so you can take a break. You can rent all the necessary equipment and clothing, so no need to bring your skis. Ski Dubai is the principal among Dubai tourist attractions.

• Dubai Fountains

Open from 6 pm to 11 pm it is a magical show, exciting and free, essential when you go sightseeing in Dubai and one of the chief Dubai tourist attractions. If you’ve been to Las Vegas before, you may have already seen the Bellagio Fountains but at Dubai, it is bigger and better than at Bellagio.

The fountains are at the foot of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world. There are many restaurants next to the fountains and it is better to book in one of them and eat on the terrace in winter to admire the fountains in their fine splendor.

• Go Shopping

Go to Dubai and not go shopping? Depending on your budget, you can choose between the hundreds of stores in Dubai Mall, the largest shopping center in the world that also has an ice rink and an aquarium  or lose yourself in the souks of Old Dubai, where you have to negotiate to make good deals, between jewelry, fabrics, and spices. Do not miss to buy saffron, which is cheap in Dubai. There are also “souks” in other parts of the city but these are ultra-modern and ultra-clean and are “souks” only name such as the Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Dubai mall is the main Dubai tourist attraction.

• Dinner on the water

If you want to have a good time and eat one night in Dubai, you can choose to dine on a boat and discover Dubai from the waters while enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet (without alcohol of course).

Quiet and pleasant, it is possible every day and the departure is at 5:00 PM for a return at 8:30 PM. You will have a magnificent view of the Burj Al Arab, but also on the site of Palm Jumeirah. For the fare, you need about $ 50 per person, but with that, you will have a dinner cruise on a beautiful yacht and a buffet with non-alcoholic drinks.

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Discover Some of Nature’s Most Extreme Environments – in Style!

Adventure Activities, Blog - GoroadTrip - October 22, 2018

There’s nothing like the vast emptiness of the desert, the stark, icy beauty of a glacier field, or the dawn chorus of the rainforest to make our little human problems seem small and insignificant. Experiencing any true wilderness reminds us that the struggle to survive is very real for the other species we share this planet with, and getting out there to take it all in can do wonders for the soul. And with these luxury nature experiences, you don’t even have to sacrifice (all) the creature comforts of home to do so!

The great Namib – the world’s oldest desert

The name Namib means ‘vast space’ – and at 81,000 square kilometers in size, the Namib Desert is certainly that! Many people are drawn to the desert, but if you’re not a fan of extreme heat, then the Namibian coastline, where cool winds from the Atlantic Ocean fan over the sands, might make this just the spot for you to experience the desert in relative comfort! Many people choose to have their holiday in Swakopmund, Namibia, for this exact reason.

Aside from luxurious accommodations and plenty of history and architecture to enjoy, there’s also plenty of opportunity to get out there and experience the stark beauty of the dunes. Even in areas where there seems to be no possibility of finding life, nature surprises! Amazingly, desert elephants, lions, ostriches, antelope like gemsbok and springbok, and various rodents and reptiles manage to eke out an existence – thanks mostly to the morning dew which collects from the ocean breezes. And if you’ve kids or teenagers in tow, then trying your skills at sandboarding is an absolute must.

Experience life in the trees with Keemala Bird’s Nests, Thailand

If you’re after a luxury holiday that will quite literally to shake up your perspective, then this has to be one of the most unique options out there! Located in Phuket, Thailand, with its lush tropical jungles complete with exotic wildlife and blissful, dreamy beaches, it’s the ultimate combination of adventure and luxury.

Although they might look like bird’s nests on the outside, inside it’s all five star opulence – complete with a hovering pool and breathtaking views over the ocean. If you’re seeking a real sanctuary to relax, reflect and rejuvenate, taking some time when you feel like it to explore the jungles and beaches and sample some of that famous Thai cuisine, then you’ve come to the right place!

Glamping… in Antarctica?!

While cruise ship excursions to the planet’s least hospitable continent have become pretty popular in recent years, few trips actually take you into its icy interior, and even fewer involve actually sleeping there. The White Desert tour holiday is set to change this, however, with its eight night ‘glamping’ experience deep in the frozen tundra. While you’ll still be able to experience the harsh, desolate landscape Antarctica is known for, you’ll also be able to escape the elements to your luxury sand-colored ‘pod’ – complete with fur- and leather-lined interiors. And you’ll be in good company too, as famous personalities like Prince Harry and former astronaut Buzz Aldrin have given the establishment their stamp of approval. It’s definitely not the most affordable holiday option out there, but it’s absolutely guaranteed to be one of the most memorable!

How about bungee jumping into a volcano in Chile?

If you like your holiday with a little more sizzle then Pucón, Chilé has it in spades. The highlight of this six-day tour is a bungee jump off of a hovering helicopter, in which you’ll plunge to within just 700 feet of a real bubbling lake of lava. If that doesn’t satisfy your adrenalin craving, then we’re pretty sure nothing will! Once you’ve completed your daredevil stunt, you can reward yourself with some much-needed relaxation back at the hotel with a luxurious spa treatment and some fine dining. Want more thrills? Skydiving and white water rafting happen to be specialties too.

If this sounds tempting, but perhaps just a little bit too exciting, Nicaragua has a slightly less death-defying option for you – ‘volcano boarding’. The sides of Central America’s youngest volcano, Cerro Negro, make a great surface for this activity. It involves a one hour hike to the top though, so you’ll need to be in relatively good shape. But just think of the stories you’ll be able to tell!

Seeking something more laid-back? What about a castaway vacation on a desert island?

Tropical islands might not strike you as an extreme environment, but how about one where the total human population is zero? Apulit Island, part of the Palawan Island Province west off the Filipino mainland, is just such a place. It’s the quintessential idea of paradise – crystal clear water, pristine beaches, huge limestone cliffs and verdant green vegetation – and absolutely no-one else around. If you’re seeking seclusion and a proper escape from the world, this has to be one of the most breathtakingly beautiful spots to do it.

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